CDC “banned words” projected onto the Trump Hotel

“You cannot erase us.”


People are mad about the White House’s CDC word ban, and they are thinking of creative ways to show it.

On Tuesday night, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) partnered with artist Robin Bell to project the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) “banned words” onto the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C.

The groups also made specific statements they call “a declaration from the LGBT community.” Some of the things projected were “We will not be erased”, “fetus”, “entitlement”, “diversity”, “transgender”, “vulnerable”, “evidence-based” and “science-based.”

The last seven of these were the terms the Trump administration banned the CDC from using in their upcoming 2019 budget report and supporting documentation.

The CDC claims that there are “no banned words at CDC,” according to CDC director Brenda Fitzgerald. We aren’t sure what else you would call eliminating very specific terms from being used in official documentation.

According to The New York Times, the list of words was a suggestion and a technique to get Republicans to support the CDC’s budget.

Regardless of what term is used to describe the situation, the bottom line is that it seems Republicans don’t want anything to do with fetuses, entitlement, diversity, transgender individuals, vulnerable groups, or evidence-based data.


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Alexandra Jacobo is a dedicated progressive writer, activist, and mother with a deep-rooted passion for social justice and political engagement. Her journey into political activism began in 2011 at Zuccotti Park, where she supported the Occupy movement by distributing blankets to occupiers, marking the start of her earnest commitment to progressive causes. Driven by a desire to educate and inspire, Alexandra focuses her writing on a range of progressive issues, aiming to foster positive change both domestically and internationally. Her work is characterized by a strong commitment to community empowerment and a belief in the power of informed public action. As a mother, Alexandra brings a unique and personal perspective to her activism, understanding the importance of shaping a better world for future generations. Her writing not only highlights the challenges we face but also champions the potential for collective action to create a more equitable and sustainable world.